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Dr Jonathan Silcock

Associate Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 236624


An academic pharmacist in the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences (SoPMS) at University of Bradford with specialist expertise in pharmacy and medicines management. Responsible for work-based learning and employer engagement. Teaching in pharmacy practice, evidence-based healthcare, ethics and research design. Holds research leadership roles in the ISCOMAT NIHR PGfAR and the deprescribing research programme in Y&H Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. Member of Health Education England's operations group for pre-registration pharmacy training. External examiner for post-graduate programmes at Medway School of Pharmacy and MPharm programme at King's College London.


Programme co-lead, ISCOMAT (Improving the Safety and Continuity of Medicines Management at Care Transitions) Programme (NIHR funded). Workstream lead (Intervention Development & Implementation), Deciding to Deprescribe programme (Yorkshire & Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre). Research supervision: medicines optimisation; medicines and frailty.

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-91: University of Bradford - BPharm (Hons)
  • 01-JAN-94: University of York - MSc
  • 01-JAN-09: University of Leeds - Postgraduate Certificate
  • 01-JAN-10: University of Leeds - PhD
  • 01-JAN-93: University of Aberdeen - Research Assistant
  • 01-OCT-09: University of Bradford - Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice
  • 01-SEP-04: University of Leeds - Lecturer in Pharmacy
  • 01-APR-00: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Pharmacy Research Manager
  • 01-JUN-96: Boots UK Ltd - Teacher Practitioner
  • Lead: Science and Research Lead, West Yorkshire Pharmacy Local Practice Forum


TitleA non-randomised feasibility study of an intervention to optimise medicines at transitions of care for patients with heart failure. (2021)
AuthorsFylan B; Ismail H; Hartley S; Gale CP; Farrin AJ; Gardner P; Silcock J; Alldred DP;
JournalPilot And Feasibility Studies
TitleUsing experience-based co-design with patients, carers and healthcare professionals to develop theory-based interventions for safer medicines use (2021)
AuthorsFylan B, Tomlinson J, Raynor DK, Silcock J
JournalResearch In Social & Administrative Pharmacy : Rsap
TitleSuccessful care transitions for older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of interventions that support medication continuity. (2020)
AuthorsTomlinson J;Cheong VL;Fylan B;Silcock J;Smith H;Karban K;Blenkinsopp A;
JournalAge and Ageing
TitleProfessional identity formation of pharmacy students during an early pre-registration training placement (2020)
AuthorsQuinn G, Lucas B and Silcock J
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
PublisherAmerican Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
TitlePost-discharge medicines management: the experiences, perceptions and roles of older people and their family carers. (2020)
AuthorsTomlinson J;Silcock J;Smith H;Karban K;Fylan B;
JournalHealth Expectations
TitleOptimised patient information materials and recruitment to a study of behavioural activation in older adults: an embedded study within a trial (2020)
AuthorsKnapp P.;Gilbody S.;Holt J.;Keding A.;Mitchell N.;Raynor D.K.;Silcock J.;Torgerson D.
JournalF1000 Research
TitleExperience-based co-design - Adapting the method for a researcher-initiated study in a multi-site setting (2020)
AuthorsRaynor D.;Ismail H.;Blenkinsopp A.;Fylan B.;Armitage G.;Silcock J.
JournalHealth Expectations
TitleMedication-related risk factors and its association with repeated hospital admissions in frail elderly: A case control study (2019)
AuthorsCheong, V-Lin; Sowter, Julie; Scally, Andy J.; Hamilton, N.; Ali, A.; Silcock, Jonathan
TitleAdherence to coronary artery disease secondary prevention medicines: exploring modifiable barriers (2019)
AuthorsKhatib, R; Marshall, K; Silcock, J; Forrest, C; Hall, A
JournalOpen Heart
DOIdoi:10.1136/ openhrt-2018-000997
TitleHow effective are primary care pharmacists at running dyspepsia clinics for patients prescribed PPIs? (2018)
AuthorsPetty, Duncan R.; Allan, J.; Dawson, R.; Silcock, Jonathan
Title"User-testing" as a method for testing the fitness-for-purpose of written medicine information (2011)
AuthorsRaynor D.;Knapp P.;Silcock J.;Parkinson B.;Feeney K.
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
TitleCan user testing of a clinical trial patient information sheet make it fit-for-purpose? - A randomized controlled trial (2011)
AuthorsKnapp P.;Raynor D.;Silcock J.;Parkinson B.
JournalBMC Medicine
TitleExplanations for variations in clopidogrel prescribing in England. (2011)
AuthorsPetty, Duncan R.; Silcock, Jonathan
TitleDoes expert writing and information design improve understanding of a clinical trial participant information sheet? An RCT (2010)
AuthorsKnapp, P.;Raynor, D.K.;Silcock, J.;Parkinson, B.;
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
TitleIs Medication Review by Primary-Care Pharmacists for Older People Cost Effective? (2009)
AuthorsArnold G. Zermansky;Jonathan Silcock;
TitlePerformance-based readability testing of participant materials for a phase I trial: TGN1412 (2009)
AuthorsKnapp, P.;Raynor, D.K.;Silcock, J.;Parkinson, B.;
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
TitlePerformance-based readability testing of participant information for a Phase 3 IVF trial (2009)
AuthorsPeter Knapp;DK Raynor;Jonathan Silcock;Brian Parkinson;
TitleExplanations for variations in clopidogrel prescribing in England (2008)
AuthorsPetty, D.R.;Silcock, J.;
JournalPublic Health
TitleDo community pharmacists have the attitudes and knowledge to support evidence based self-management of low back pain? (2007)
AuthorsSilcock, J.;Moffett, J.;Edmondson, H.;Waddell, G.;Burton, A.K.;
JournalBMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
TitleHow do patients use medicine information leaflets in the UK? (2007)
AuthorsRaynor, D.K.;Silcock, J.;Knapp, P.;Edmondson, H.;
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
TitleExploring patient adherence to cardiovascular medicines (2007)
AuthorsJonathan Silcock;Claire Standage;
JournalBritish Journal Of Cardiac Nursing
TitleConsumer medication information in the United States, Europe, and Australia: A comparative evaluation (2007)
AuthorsTheo Raynor, D.K.;Svarstad, B.;Knapp, P.;Aslani, P.;Brooke Rogers, M.;Koo, M.;Krass, I.;Silcock, J.;
JournalJournal Of The American Pharmacists Association
TitleThe cost-effectiveness of pharmacist-led treatment of cardiac risk in patients with type 2 diabetes (2007)
AuthorsLowey, A.;Moore, S.;Norris, C.;Wright, D.;Silcock, J.;Hammond, P.;
JournalPharmacy World and Science
TitleContinuing professional development for employee pharmacists: A survey to compare practice in the hospital and community sectors (2004)
AuthorsSwainson, D.;Silcock, J.;
JournalPharmaceutical Journal
TitleThe organisation and development of primary care pharmacy in the United Kingdom (2004)
AuthorsJonathan Silcock;D.K.Theo Raynor;Duncan Petty;
JournalHealth Policy
TitleTrends in psychotropic drug use in older patients in general hospitals (2003)
AuthorsHolmes, J.;Millard, J.;Greer, D.;Silcock, J.;
JournalPharmaceutical Journal
TitlePrescribing of lipid lowering drugs to South Asian patients: Ecological study (2002)
AuthorsPatel M.;Wright D.;Gill P.;Jerwood D.;Silcock J.;Chrystyn H.
JournalBritish Medical Journal
TitleHow effective are pharmacists who work with medical practitioners? A study of interventions intended to influence prescribing (2002)
AuthorsTeal S.;Ricketts L.;Belton A.;Allsopp G.;Silcock J.;Wright D.
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
TitleThe impact of the pharmacist on an elective general surgery pre-admission clinic (2001)
AuthorsHick H.;Deady P.;Wright D.;Silcock J.
JournalPharmacy World and Science
TitleAn audit of hospital discharge and outpatient information from a primary care perspective (2001)
AuthorsColeman, A.;Ricketts, L.;Teal, S.;Mitchell, E.;Silcock, J.;Wright, D.J.;
JournalJournal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy
TitleThe cost-effectiveness of intensive pharmaceutical intervention in assisting people to stop smoking (1999)
AuthorsSinclair H.;Silcock J.;Bond C.;Lennox A.;Winfield A.
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
TitleEconomic evaluation of pharmacy services - Fact or fiction? (1999)
AuthorsGeorge, B.;Silcock, J.;
JournalPharmacy World and Science
TitleTraining pharmacists and pharmacy assistants in the stage-of-change model of smoking cessation: A randomised controlled trial in Scotland (1998)
AuthorsSinclair, H.K.;Bond, C.M.;Lennox, A.S.;Silcock, J.;Winfield, A.J.;Donnan, P.T.;
JournalTobacco Control
TitleAn evaluation of a training workshop for pharmacists based on the Stages of Change model of smoking cessation (1997)
AuthorsSinclair, H.;Bond, C.;Lennox, A.S.;Silcock, J.;Winfield, A.;
JournalHealth Education Journal
TitleThe Cost of Medicines in the United Kingdom (1997)
AuthorsJonathan Silcock;Mandy Ryan;Christine M. Bond;Ross J. Taylor;
TitleThe primary health care team and smoking cessation: An effective contribution from community pharmacy? (1997)
AuthorsBond, C.M.;Sinclair, H.K.;Scott Lennox, A.;Silcock, J.;Winfield, A.J.;
JournalPharmaceutical Journal
TitleA comparison of smokers' and ex-smokers' health-related quality of life (1997)
AuthorsTillmann, M.;Silcock, J.;
JournalPublic Health Medicine
TitleAn economic evaluation of thrombolysis in a remote rural community (1997)
AuthorsVale, L.;Silcock, J.;Rawles, J.;
JournalBritish Medical Journal
TitleThe 1990 GP contract — meeting needs? (1996)
AuthorsJonathan Silcock;Julie Ratcliffe;
JournalHealth Policy
TitleChanges in Scottish GPs' attitudes and knowledge in respect of prescribing costs between 1986 and 1995 (1996)
AuthorsSilcock, J.;Ryan, M.;Bond, C.M.;Taylor, R.J.;
JournalEuropean Journal of General Practice
TitleThe 1990 GP Contract: Modelling variation in minor surgery provision (1995)
AuthorsJonathan Silcock;Julie Ratcliffe;
JournalMathematical Medicine and Biology